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Students enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Photo by Teri Brennan

Teaching a Kindergarten Class in the Great Outdoors

How many children get to say that they spent the morning not only in the great outdoors, but doing their part to help wildlife as well? One perfectly sunny, but …

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Teaching Sustainable Practices: NWF Honors the NYC iSchool

Connecting kids with nature helps to further their personal and educational development. Studies have shown that exposure to environment-based education significantly increases student performance on tests of critical thinking skills, …

Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn. Photo by Teri Brennan.

Students at NWF Eco-School Help Monarchs

It doesn’t get more heartwarming than this.  Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and helping this declining species at the same …

Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of …

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A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose …

First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!

Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, …

Park Ranger Michelle Luebke showing the class a tray of primrose seedlings. Photo by Jason Wickersty, National Park Service

Kindergarteners Help Grow a Wild Brooklyn

One morning in early March, Park Ranger Michelle Luebke from Gateway National Recreation Area and Michael Butts from the Greenbelt Native Plant Center in Staten Island visited our kindergarten class …

National Wildlife Week: Seattle’s Villa Academy Raises a Flag for Eco-Schools

Off the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Villa Academy is working to create a wildlife oasis at their pre K-8 Independent Catholic school.  Their 30-acre school grounds have been …

National Wildlife Week: Bronx Guild High Boasts New York City’s Largest Orchard

One great way to engage multiple generations to live together with wildlife is to support multidisciplinary environmental education in schools, through great programs like Eco Schools USA. One of the …

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife …

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